What to do with ducks during a bad storm?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Glenda Sue, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Glenda Sue

    Glenda Sue In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2014
    East Texas
    I have a duck coop for them but is it enough. We get hurricanes here in east Texas. What should we do to protect them? I'm afraid they could be blown away. Should we put them in a large dog box and put them in the garage? We haven't had any bad storms since we got the ducks so I haven't really thought about it. I'd like to be ready when one does come around.
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    We have anchors in the ground for our duck and chicken house. If I ride it out, they would as well. If I was planning to evac, they were joining me.
    My DH wouldn't have been riding anything out with me, he'd have been required to be at CG storm quarters a little inland during the storm, so the ducks and chicken likely would have moved to the garage since there are lots of trees around/above the duck/chicken huts.
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

    May 19, 2014
    Georgetown, TX
    If there was any danger to them I would bring them in. Make sure everything is anchored down and that water won't flood their house.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Since getting the ducks I have had a storm shelter for us and the ducks. In fact, when I could not keep the outdoor duck house warm enough, I decided to move the ducks into the storm shelter at night for keeps. So I don't have to be concerned if a storm kicks up at night. I do need to move them indoors when there is a daytime storm, though - I am working out a system so that is not such a weak link.
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    My ducks have suprised me throughout the years during hurricane katrina as much as i tried to put mine away, they wouldnt go up when the storm finally passed all of my ducks were PERFECTLY fine no damage to them what so ever, i was very surprised and so thankful. becuas eif i had lost one back then idk what i wouldve done.

    since then we have had other storms that have gotten really bad here in mississippi, and every time my rouens and mallards do fine as much as i try to put them up they wont go in, but the muscovys do go up and sometimes come inside, so thats like 37 muscovy ducks in our house or garage

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